The University of Maryland, Baltimore's Council for the Arts and Culture is a group of faculty, staff, students, and community members appointed by the president whose mission is to promote the rich history of our institution and surrounding neighborhoods and to celebrate the creative talents of the university community, thereby raising awareness of the links between the arts and sciences.


The Maimonides Society's Signature Brunch
Feb. 25, 2018
Join us for the Maimonides Society's Signature Brunch, where Dr. Ed McCarthy, a cellist and pathologist at Johns Hopkins University, will lead a fascinating discussion on the relationship between music and medicine.

Channeling My Inner Beyoncé: Learning to Sing Like a Pro
Nov. 27, 2017
Have you ever fancied yourself a singer? Do you know the difference between “belting” and using your “head voice?” Do you just love going to events at the Hippodrome? Well, read about a recent collaboration between the Council for the Arts & Culture and the Hippodrome: “Broadway 101: Brown Bag Lunch Series.” More events will be coming in Spring 2018.

Theater Critic Rousuck Gives Lowdown on Hippodrome Lineup
Oct. 3, 2017
Theater critic Judy Rousuck gave the inside scoop on the productions coming to the Hippodrome Theatre this season in the latest “Broadway 101” brown bag lunch series talk for members of the UMB community Sept. 27.

Brady Art Exhibit Has Gala Opening
Aug. 29, 2017
UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture was honored to have Francine Brady’s art exhibit open on Aug. 14 at the Weise Gallery in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

Employees Embrace Davidge Hall Tour
May 30, 2017
Some 205 years after its completion, Davidge Hall still fascinates UMB staff members, who were treated to a tour by Larry Pitrof on May 24.

Community Spirit Showers Down on Festival
April 22, 2017
Betty Cloud visits the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Community Engagement Center (CEC) nearly every day to use its free computers. On Saturday, April 22, the West Baltimore resident came to the center for another reason - to take part in UMB’s Second Annual Neighborhood Spring Festival.

Upcoming Events

12:00 PM | Davidge Hall Come join the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture on a Lunch-Time Tour of Davidge Hall.
4:00 PM | School of Nursing Auditorium | 655 W. Lombard St. On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the UMBrella Group cordially invites you for a presentation of The Art and Advocacy of Joyce J. Scott.
11:00 AM | UMB BioPark, 800 Block of W. Baltimore St. Join us for UMB's annual neighborhood festival and help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo.